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  • Sits
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    And they did it at the beginning of The Shining so it's not innovative.

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  • Amor de Cosmos
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    On a slightly different tack, I'm getting sooooooooooo tired of overhead shots of forests, and maybe a road with a single car driving down it. Look, we know you've got a drone. Everyone and his brother has a drone, but use it to spy on your neighbours, or do something else with it eh!

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    Similarly with news of impending catastrophe in movies, everyone gets in their cars and all the roads out of the city are jammed. Whereas we now know most people would probably go have a look at the crashed alien spaceship, mutant monster thing and have a row with anyone who told them to leave the scene.

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  • tee rex
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    Whereas we now know that the pharmacies will actually be raided for toilet paper, because we've had the movie script come to life.

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  • ad hoc
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    To be fair, you can see a need for immodium.

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  • San Bernardhinault
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    On a related note, if society is breaking down in some way or other - natural disaster, apolcalypse, street-rioting, whatever - criminal gangs and drug addicts are going to break into pharmacies and take absolutely everything. They're not only going to be hammering themselves on opioids, but also laxatives and immodium, ibuprofen, insulin, Deep Heat.

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  • Sits
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    When taking tablets of some kind, it’s best to grab an imprecise handful, hurl them into the mouth and swallow quickly, often without a drink.

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  • Various Artist
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    Thetford was the filming location of Dad's Army, and thence we can presume the latter was cover for real-life clandestine operations. Which is clearly known to Big Tech and the Deep State. It all links up, you see...

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  • Sits
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    Originally posted by Various Artist View Post
    Should that be impending missions, Sits, or are they secretly saboteurs?
    Absolutely they are, and I’m glad you noticed that.

    Incidentally (and with some considerable level of coincidence given your roots) autocorrect wrote “Thetford” initially when I was attempting to type “they”. So what is Thetford doing in my iPad’s dictionary?

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  • Snake Plissken
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    The bit in the second one after he tells Austin Powers not to worry about the plot when turns to camera to say the audience "and that goes for you, too" was ad-libbed.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    Originally posted by Snake Plissken View Post

    No they aren't. Because you have the opportunity for characters to scheme between themselves or have a sudden revelation which is revealed by them whispering to a colleague and then inexplicably saying "SON OF A BITCH" at a loud volume.
    Committee meetings are good for comedy set pieces. That Steve Carrell Space Force thing does those well.

    But in a Tom Clancy film or cop drama, or whatever, they're often almost as boring as they usually are in real life The Oceans Eleven approach cutting the meeting with the action is the way to do that.

    Also, in real life, those meetings are often just a string of military jargon and wouldn't make sense to more than 0.00001% of the audience if they were presented realistically. Like in that aforementioned thing I saw on Top Gun (or maybe it was actually about the Air Force's equivalent) it was all numbers, acronyms and high-tech aviation jargon.

    By the way, I only recently got the joke of Basil Exposition's name in the Austin Powers films because I thought his name was Basil Expedition.

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  • Various Artist
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    Originally posted by Sits View Post
    Of course many establishments have a half court and basketball hoop "out back" which is always kept available for crack teams to discuss impeding missions.
    Should that be impending missions, Sits, or are they secretly saboteurs?

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  • Walt Flanagans Dog
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    Originally posted by elguapo4 View Post
    Has anyone in real life ever spat a mouthful of liquid across the room when someone else has made a slightly surprising announcement.
    This was parodied brilliantly in the Lego Batman movie when Lego Bruce Wayne is at a function and is told something surprising, then looks around, summons a passing waiter, grabs a drink off the tray and then drinks from it and spits it out in amazement.

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  • pebblethefish
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    Originally posted by elguapo4 View Post
    Or pushed a full plate of food away when someone else mentions something mild about body functions.
    Well, yes. But that's because I like to link my menu choices to my subject. So if I'm eating with someone who's recently had a vasectomy, then I'll order a plate of meatballs. Or if I think they might bring up herpes I'll have a bowl of corn flakes. Or if they're suffering from an unsightly discharge, I'll have chicken and sweetcorn soup.

    You need to plan your reactions, see?

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  • Wouter D
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    Originally posted by elguapo4 View Post
    Has anyone in real life ever spat a mouthful of liquid across the room when someone else has made a slightly surprising announcement.
    Yes.

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  • elguapo4
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    Has anyone in real life ever spat a mouthful of liquid across the room when someone else has made a slightly surprising announcement. Or pushed a full plate of food away when someone else mentions something mild about body functions.

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  • Snake Plissken
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post

    Because committee meetings with power point presentations are boring.
    No they aren't. Because you have the opportunity for characters to scheme between themselves or have a sudden revelation which is revealed by them whispering to a colleague and then inexplicably saying "SON OF A BITCH" at a loud volume.

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  • Sporting
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    Originally posted by Tratorello View Post

    Yeah I love this in thrillers and war movies, a team of highly trained operatives will be talked through the intricate details of their nigh on impossible mission just as their helicopter touches down for the assault on the terrorist base...
    To avoid leaks, surely?

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    Oh that's another one, isn't it. Along with "let's go to a bar and shoot some pool while discussing the top secret homicide case that might involve organised crime and corrupt local politicians, no one will ever hear us there..."

    and no one ever does.

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  • Sits
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    Of course many establishments have a half court and basketball hoop "out back" which is always kept available for crack teams to discuss impeding missions.

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  • ursus arctos
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    They had to downplay that element to optimize its effectiveness as a recruiting tool

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  • Patrick Thistle
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    OK, well maybe Top Gun was a bad example. I only ever saw it once a long time ago and I don't think I realised it was meant to be a school.

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  • ursus arctos
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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    True. But I thought the hardest thing about being a Navy pilot was taking off and landing on a carrier ship.
    Yes, but that's basic naval aviator training, not advanced tactics, which is what the school is for

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  • jwdd27
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    Talking of Tom Cruise, I spotted one in an old Law and Order the other day - Ken Barlow's son was desperately thinking about how to prosecute a case, so reached for his baseball bat which he handled as he paced up and down the office, because it helps him think, just as it did for Cruise's character in A Few Good Men.
    A baseball and catcher's mitt can also be used by such characters, I'm sure I've seen a football (American) being used as thinking prop too.

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  • Hot Pepsi
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    True. But I thought the hardest thing about being a Navy pilot was taking off and landing on a carrier ship.

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